An extraordinary and beautifully illustrated exploration of the medieval world through twelve manuscripts, from one of the world’s leading experts Meetings With Remarkable Manuscripts is a remarkable examination of twelve illuminated manuscripts from the medieval period. Noted authority Christopher de Hamel invites the reader into intimate conversations with these texts to explore what they tell us […]
Sing, O goddess, the anger of Achilles son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans. Many a brave soul did it send hurrying down to Hades, and many a hero did it yield a prey to dogs and vultures.
The dream went when it had heard its message, and soon reached the ships of the Achaeans. It sought Agamemnon son of Atreus and found him in his tent, wrapped in a profound slumber.
Even thus was Menelaus glad when his eyes caught sight of Alexandrus, for he deemed that now he should be revenged. He sprang, therefore, from his chariot, clad in his suit of armour.
The son of Saturn then began to tease Juno, talking at her so as to provoke her.
Then Idomeneus killed Phaesus, son of Borus the Meonian, who had come from Varne.
Then Diomed killed Axylus son of Teuthranus, a rich man who lived in the strong city of Arisbe.
I have heard the voice of the ever-living gods, and the hour of your doom is not yet come.